To Wake The Dead

by Richard Laymon | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 084395468x Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingjarewing of Port Richey, Florida USA on 11/9/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by wingjarewing from Port Richey, Florida USA on Tuesday, November 09, 2004
Cover blurb:

Amara was once the beautiful Princess of Egypt. Now, 4000 years later, she and her coffin are merely prized exhibits of the Charles Ward Museum. If you were to look at her today, you would see only a brittle bundle of bones and dried skin. But looks can be deceiving, as Barney, the museum's night watchman, finds out....

Barney is the first to make the shocking discovery that the mummy's coffin has been broken open. But he doesn't have a chance to do anything about it. Amara is once again freed from the cramped confines of her coffin, free to walk the earth, free to stalk her prey. Free to kill. Nothing can satisfy her bloodlust. And no one can stop her. You cannot kill what is already dead.

Journal Entry 2 by wingjarewing from Port Richey, Florida USA on Saturday, January 08, 2005
Yet another Horrortrades bookring!! This one is going to:

jamieh2003
Anni99
three104
Suebo
aset01

Journal Entry 3 by jamieh2003 from Wiley Ford, West Virginia USA on Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Woohoo! It's here! Luckily I just finished another book today so I can start this one tonight:) Thanks for sharing Jare.

Journal Entry 4 by jamieh2003 from Wiley Ford, West Virginia USA on Friday, February 25, 2005
Well, I had high hopes for this one with a mummy walking and in the end all the loose threads did come together I still didn't enjoy it as much as Tread Softly and Resurrection Dreams though and I thought the ending was just bizarre given all that Virginia had been through. I'm trying to review this without spoiling it but it's hard to do. I'll just say that while it was okay, it definitely wasn't one of his best.

I'm about a third of the way through The Lake now and these two will be moving on to Anni99 sometime within the next week. Thanks for sharing Jare and Tug.

Journal Entry 5 by jamieh2003 at on Thursday, March 03, 2005

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to Anni99 via media mail along with The Lake.

Journal Entry 6 by Anni99 from Vineland, New Jersey USA on Monday, April 04, 2005
I'm feeling a bit like Jamie on this one. I had high hopes and really found myself plodding along a bit to get through all the different story lines that where introduced along the way. They did come together in the end and he did make them make a semblence of sense, but I definitely can't stay that this was a favorite read. I found the ending kind of lacking for me. (And to be honest I guessed part of the ending -one of the converging storylines - very early in the book.)

Journal Entry 7 by ThreeSixNine from Catawba, Wisconsin USA on Wednesday, April 20, 2005
It's here!! I am reading something now and daughter will probably snatch this up first so I will start it in a day or so.

Journal Entry 8 by ThreeSixNine from Catawba, Wisconsin USA on Thursday, April 28, 2005
Now, remember, I haven't read an awfull lot of Laymons yet; Come out Tonight, Night Show, Island and Bite. And I thought this one was Hot! Don't read this if you haven't read the book yet. (highlight below) I gotta say I though the cages appearring again was kinda weird, after I just seen them in Island. I wonder was Imad did with Mabel? One part that bothered me though was when Amara was walking around dragging the baby. I thought that was Bad. Ugh. But I really enjoyed it. Can't wait for more!

Will send it on it's journal tomorrow. Thanx.

Journal Entry 9 by ThreeSixNine at on Friday, April 29, 2005

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Going to Sue.

Journal Entry 10 by Suebo from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Book arrived safe and sound in Philly, PA. Sorry for the journal delay, I guess it must have been held up at the Post Office or something. Will read asap.

With it being said that Laymon is one of my favs. I have to say, this book wasn't. It made me think of Ramsed the Damned, even though the story line were completely different. There was just alittle something lacking in this one.

Journal Entry 11 by wingjarewing from Port Richey, Florida USA on Thursday, September 01, 2005
Book arrived home safely today, thanks for returning it! I will now read the book myself and then pass on to aset01 via M-Bag! Thanks to everyone for participating in this bookring.

Journal Entry 12 by wingjarewing from Port Richey, Florida USA on Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I just finished listening to the audiobook for this, so will now find a new home for the paper copy.

Yuck. I'm giving this book a 6 star rating only because it was written by Laymon, my favorite author. On the down-side, this was a posthumous publication, a "trunk novel" his family let the publishers have. As with the other trunk novels of his, you can see why he never had it published... it just doesn't have his "polish and shine". That being said, the story did have promise had he lived long enough, he could have done it some justice. The sub-plot about the "dungeon of doom" was far more interesting than the main story was, that could have been it's own story.

Journal Entry 13 by wingjarewing at Village Inn on Yale at Gibson in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA on Sunday, December 13, 2009

Released 11 yrs ago (12/13/2009 UTC) at Village Inn on Yale at Gibson in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA

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Left on the newspaper machines out front. Enjoy!

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